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Super Bowl Weekend Warriors…

Posted by Astra on February 5, 2009

On Friday January 30th, I’m sure the football frenzy in Tampa was achieving delirium for fans as the Cardinals braced themselves for the Steelers.  However, back in HockeyCountry, I kissed my husband good bye for the second weekend in a row.   Our 3 superstars were each involved in hockey tournaments this weekend – and only 1 was local.  While he went off to Montreal with goalie #31, winger#10 and goalie#1  and I stayed behind to host #10’s entire hockey team, siblings and parents  for a pizza party (note to those wondering out loud:  No, I would never host a boys hockey team in my home).    Leaving her with a teammate on Saturday night for a sleepover, I raced off to Petawawa CFB arena to catch goalie#1’s games (note to would-be visitors to CFB Petawawa – if there are any out there:  The miliary museum closes at 4:00pm on Saturdays).
Sadly #1 and the Petawawa contingent finished 1-1-1 in their round robin play and would not take the wildcardto advance to the semis.    Nevertheless, a night at the Best Western Pembroke with pool and pizza fun are requisite diversions of every away hockey tournament, and the disappointing finish was quickly forgotten.
Luck and skill often mingle in minor hockey and so 2 of our 3 teams advanced beyond round robin play to both advance to semis and finals.  My #31 came home with a  tournament victory and a commemorative champion puck and my #10 came home with a tournament victory (following double O-T!!) and a commemorative medal.
All were reunited around the dinner table on Sunday evening – thought not at our dinner table but that of friends and neighbours and a  Super Bowl party.  Instead of fresh baked corn muffins to go along with the chili as promised, I delivered store-bought dinner rolls.   Our hosts naturally understood.  It may have been a frenzied SuperBowl weekend in Tampa but it was a frenzied hockey weekend in Ottawa.  Typical.

http://www.f32.ca/galleryjalbum/TNPL2009/4_finale_BB/slides/SCHL5925.html

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